China reported two COVID-19 deaths on Saturday—the first COVID-related deaths they’ve reported in over a year.
“China, which reported 3,844 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, reinstated safety measures last week to curb the spread of the virus,” reports The Hill. “The country urged residents not to leave Beijing and shut down schools in Shanghai. Most of the new cases have been located in [the province of] Jilin.”
China, which gave the world the COVID-19 virus, allegedly has a “zero tolerance” policy for identifying and isolating positive COVID cases and has mass testing throughout the country. This strategy, they say, has prevented China from having higher death rates as has been seen in other countries.